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Weekly Wrap Up- Why Ice Cubes Are Clear & Crumbs No More

In my WWU (Weekly Wrap Up), I compile some of the latest trends in the food industry, breaking news and cool things of interest. It’s all about the baking, cooking and general shenanigans brought to you live from the world wide web.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

Etiquette: How to Shop at a Farmer’s Market

Utilizing farmers markets allows for one to get just picked foods within a localized area. More nutrients and better for the planet!

Shop your farmers market as often as you can, just remember what not to say (or do) while you’re there.

There’s a way to act, and there’s a way not to act when you’re meeting the people producing goods for a farmers market. Generally speaking these individuals are super hard working and take great pride in their product (you’re meeting many of the owners/workers/formulators). Here are some general rules to go by when shopping as to not offend. Read more.

 

Tips: Lifesaving Kitchen Hacks

Shake, shake, shake señora....shake that garlic right. Photo: Epicurious/The Today Show

Shake, shake, shake señora….shake that garlic right. Photo: Epicurious/The Today Show

Simple yet utterly mind-blowing, these kitchen hacks featured on the Today Show will help you save so much time in the kitchen. Not only will your sanity be spared in peeling endless amounts of garlic, but your meals will get on the table that much quicker. Read more.

 

Shenanigans: Americans vs. Asian Food

Foreign delicacies aren’t for everyone. Americans try exotic Asian delicacies for the first time on camera. Watch now.

 

News: Crumbs No More

The rise and fall of the cupcake trend ended tragically with Crumbs closing its doors.

The rise and fall of the cupcake trend ended tragically with Crumbs closing its doors.

Fads come and go. It’s all the same with culinary trends with some places of business being able to ride trends out better than others. Crumbs however is not so lucky. Even with their cult like following of superstars, the chain’s business model wasn’t able to ride the wave past the declining interest in cupcakes. Read more.

 

Info: Cloudy with a Chance of Clear Ice Cubes

Have you ever pondered the mysteries of cloudy versus clear ice cubes?

Have you ever pondered the mysteries of cloudy versus clear ice cubes?

Today I Found Out is a source of all those nagging questions you never can seem to Google and get straight answers on. Their rendition of why some ice cubes are cloudy is no different. Learn just how rare clear ice cubes can be and what it takes to get them there. Read more.

 

Products: Clever Gadgets for the Booze Connoisseur

The flask that ever beach goer should enjoy. Photo: lighterside.com

The flask that ever beach goer should enjoy. Photo: lighterside.com

Handy, clever, or just plain life saving, these gadgets and products will help you enjoy your alcoholic beverage consumption that much more. Learn more.

 

Education: Chef Knows Best

Do you know what all these pastry terms relate to?

Do you know what all these pastry terms relate to?

In a battle of food knowledge, the chef will always win. Dominique Ansel goes over basic pastry terms with some average Joe’s who need a little more info before trying to make their next cronut. Watch now.

Written by Tarte Chic

Author Kat Nielsen (formerly Kat Wojtylak) is a creative type with an immense love for food. She maintains a day job handling marketing and brand support to various companies while enjoying her evenings and weekends writing recipes and blogging all about her culinary experiences.

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